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Brewer"s Dictionary of Twentieth Century Phrase and Fable

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Brewer"s Dictionary of Twentieth Century Phrase and Fable

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

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Published by Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dictionaries

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages672
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10320930M
    ISBN 100304340596
    ISBN 109780304340590

    Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable is a unique and useful reference work offering the definitions and explanations of many famous phrases, idioms, proverbs, allusions, and figures—literary, historical, and mythical alike. Many of the succinct definitions and explanations, marked with Brewer’s famous wit and observations, don’t appear in traditional dictionaries or encyclopedias. In this book: Much loved for its wit and wisdom since , Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and legend. Edited by Susie Dent, this new edition contains an intriguing supplement of Brewer's Gems - facts, fables and curiosities from Brewer collections of the past.

    BREWER'S DICTIONARY OF PHRASE AND FABLE by ROCKWOOD Camilla and a great selection of related books, Brewers Cinema A Phrase and Fable Dictionary. Published by Cassell () Used. First Edition. Brewer's Dictionary Twentieth-Century of Phrase and Fable. Evans, Ivor H. . Dictionary of phrase and fable, giving the derivation, source, or origin of common phrases, allusions, and words that have a tale to tell. To which is added a concise bibliography of English literature. New ed., rev., corr., and enl. PUBLISHED.

    Brewers Dictionary of Twentieth Century Phrase and Fable (Cassell Language Reference) by Brewer, Ebenezer Cobham. Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated, 2nd Revised edition. Hardcover. Used; Good. Fast Dispatch. Expedited UK Delivery Available. Excellent Customer Service. Bookbarn International Inventory # Definitions, origins, and illustrative excerpts for words, phases, and literary allusions starting with "W".


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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable is one of the world's best-loved reference books. First published inthis treasury of 'words that have a story to tell' has established itself as one of the great reference classics—the first port of call for tens of thousands of terms, phrases and proper names, and a fund of fascinating, unusual and out-of-the-way information/5(20).

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the frightening if timid creature with orange eyes and purple prickes. He first appeared in a picture book only in He edited the 17th edition of Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable, and co-authored (with Ian Crofton) Brewer’s Britain and Ireland.

His other authorial credits include The Oxford Dictionary of Slang, The Bloomsbury Dictionary of Word Origins and Twentieth Century Words.

He was a contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of Food. Brewer's Theater: A Phrase and Fable Dictionary [Theatre] by Jonathan Law, John Wright, Mark Salad, Alan Isaacs, David Pickering, Rosalind Fergusson, Fran Alexander, Amanda Isaacs, Jenny Roberts, Lynn Thomson and Peter Lewis and a great selection of related.

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